Drowning in plastic: The nation must commit to reducing and reusing – USAPosted on June 25, 2019 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Our abundant material blessings should make us mindful, not careless.
Modest efforts have been underway for at least a decade. Since 2009, fees or outright bans on plastic bags in Washington, D.C., and a few smaller U.S. cities have spread and picked up steam. But the era of sweeping regulation is upon us. The European Union voted in March to ban many single-use plastics by 2021. Canada followed suit in early June.
The USA is particularly prone to lobbying efforts from larger corporations to protect their profits at the expense of the rest of the population. Call it freedom of choice, but it is still companies controlling the government. This will have a large detrimental effect on plastic wastage management for years.